Articles by Dawn Butler MP
Dawn Butler MP is member of parliament for Brent Central

Restoring black history to its place

Dawn Butler MP  |  23 October 2017

Black History Month provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the black community in the UK. Hopefully one day we will celebrate them all year round, writes Dawn Butler MP This month is the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the United Kingdom. October is traditionally used to celebrate the remarkable …

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No way to Galloway

Dawn Butler MP  |  12 November 2015

Suggestions that George Galloway should be readmitted to the Labour party are rather bewildering. As chair of the women’s parliamentary Labour party, I am sure that there would be an almighty revolt. Galloway has an ugly track record in opposing Labour women. Talk to Naz Shah, the brilliant new member of parliament for Bradford West, …

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A new drive to get more African-Caribbean MPs

Dawn Butler MP  |  27 October 2015

Labour’s historic breakthrough in African-Caribbean representation came 1987 with the election of Bernie Grant, Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Keith Vaz. Along with 23 African-Caribbean and Asian colleagues I was elected as member of parliament for Brent Central in May. We have had some progress in increasing ethnic minority representation since then, but there is …

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A view from Brent

Dawn Butler MP  |  17 December 2014

Brent Central is a north-west London seat whose residents have voted Labour and Liberal Democrat in local and national elections over the past decade. The outcome next May could well indicate the shape of the government to come. Brent Central is a lively, vibrant and exciting part of north-west London which I am so proud …

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